A friend sent me the above quote last week. And I loved everything about it. It actually got me all fist pumping hyper, thinking about all the things I could do this year to make my 2016 kick arse.
I could not wait to kiss goodbye to 2015, as I know many others felt the same. What a crazy, crazy year. A friend was told all the madness was down to a truckload of extra full moons during the year, and I’d believe anything at this stage. So when 2016 ticked over on the clock, I breathed a sigh of relief. Okay I did end up in hospital on January 1st and the A&E on January 2nd, BUT the silver lining is that through those horrendous few days I was prescribed med’s that help me hugely, so there’s that. Then I found out I don’t have early onset arthritis in my hip, yah, so that’s like really bloody awesome, and THEN I picked up some temporary work. 2016 is already so much better.
Yesterday was what is called Blue Monday, apparently the most miserable day of the year. Christmas is over. You’ve failed already at your new years resolutions. And you’re skint until payday. Oh and winter is in full swing. I had a great Monday though, I was at the gym by 7am, I worked and earned money, the sun was shining and it was beautiful. Nothing blue about yesterday! Yeah we all miss Christmas, but I’ve moved on. I mean, there’s EASTER EGGS IN THE SUPERMARKET, and who cares if Easter is like a gazillion light years away, the longer we have access to creme eggs the better. Then there’s Pancake Day and Valentines Day coming up so I’ve already spent way too long on Pinterest trying to choose V-Day gifts to make for the nieces and nephews.
I don’t know about you guys, but I am determined to make 2016 amazing. I know some of my friends who went through terrible struggles last year feel exactly the same. My girlfriends and I are excited for a year full of catch up’s, girls weekends away, daytrips and even trying out whacky exercise classes here in London (so far zip-lining, trampolining and cheerleading has been discussed!). I’m toying with the idea of spending a month in NYC in April, it’s just a matter of working out all the logistics. And most importantly, throughout all these plans, I’m trying my best to ‘be in the moment’. Is that not the hardest thing to do ever?! I am a professional worrier/overthinker/fear addict, ohhhh yep, I mean I have anxiety, always have, always will, so being in the moment isn’t something that has ever come naturally to me. It is much harder work than my gym workouts. But this is the most important project of 2016 for me! I know there will be up days, and there will be down days, it’s already happened this year. But this year I’m determined to pick myself up from the down days, brush them off, recognise that it’s just what my head loves to do, and then move the eff on!
I’m excited for the year ahead, and all my plans and goals. Which reminds me, I should finish up here and get back to all things Valentines Day over on Pinterest.
I hope everyone is having a great start to their 2016! Be in the moment people!